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FAT bastard wine sales benefit breast cancer research

Wine company will donate a portion of proceeds to the Center

Oct. 18, 2010
Raise a Cup for the Cure

“Raise a Cup for the Cure” proceeds are earmarked to combat breast cancer.

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For the eighth year in a row, when you purchase a bottle of FAT bastard wine, a portion of the proceeds will benefit breast cancer patients, awareness and research, including the work of the Hutchinson Center. The wine company will donate 25 cents for every bottle sold in a restaurant or retail store through the end of October.

Marilyn Krieger, spokesperson for FAT bastard, said “Raise a Cup for the Cure” proceeds are earmarked to combat breast cancer because it's such a common and widespread disease.

“We choose to donate proceeds to support the fight against breast cancer because this devastating disease remains so prevalent and continues to touch the lives of so many people,” Krieger said. “We are honored to support organizations committed to breast cancer research, education, treatment and patient support."

The Center has received a total of $183,230 from FAT bastard.

During the October promotion, FAT bastard wines will sport a special breast cancer awareness tag with a pink ribbon pin. The FAT bastard label can be found in the French wine section of stores.
 
The FAT bastard wine collection, among the top selling French wines in the U.S., consists of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, rose, pinot noir, shiraz, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. For more information about FAT bastard wine (including the story of how it was named) visit www.fatbastardwine.com. To find out where to purchase FAT bastard wine, visit www.fhcrc.org/shoptosupport.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases.